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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Bristol City

Matt Doherty
Both of Matt Doherty's goals this season have been winners

Defender Matt Doherty scored a stoppage-time winner to give Wolves victory over Bristol City.

Doherty headed home Jeremy Helan's free-kick to earn the hosts just a second win in 10 games.

Nathan Byrne had given Kenny Jackett's side the lead after the break when he bundled over the line from close range.

Aden Flint levelled from Joe Bryan's free-kick for City but Doherty's late goal ensured the Robins have still not won at Molineux since 1931.

City head coach Lee Johnson accused Wolves of "unsporting behaviour" as they put the ball out for a throw-in following an injury to Luke Freeman, from which Wolves earned the free-kick that provided their winning goal.

Johnson's men are now just two points clear of the Championship relegation zone after a third defeat in four games.

They had chances to take the lead themselves but Freeman and top scorer Jonathan Kodjia failed to hit the target and Byrne made them pay for their wastefulness.

Doherty blocked a Kodjia shot on the line before Flint's goal looked to have earned Bristol City a vital point.

Wolves, who have now won their past two home games, host West Midlands rivals Birmingham on Sunday, while City travel to Fulham on Saturday.

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Jackett on Wolves v Bristol City

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "We had a good start to the second half and Michal Zyro made a difference when he came on at half-time.

"I thought we deserved and should have got a clean sheet out of the game and I was disappointed with their goal. We should have dealt with the cross better.

"But at 1-1 we found the key moment in injury time and it was a good quality ball in and Doherty was in the right place to earn us three points."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson: "I was disappointed for a couple of incidents in the lead-up to the second goal and devastated to concede a goal in the final minute.

"It is frustrating and I am an angry man for a number of reasons. But I have got to settle and stay calm and controlled.

"I am really frustrated as the fans did not deserve to go home without a point. We were the side that looked like they were going to go on and win it."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 11McDonaldSubstituted forZyroat 45'minutes
  • 25ByrneSubstituted forHunteat 82'minutes
  • 16Coady
  • 8Saville
  • 3Helan
  • 10MasonSubstituted forEnobakhareat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Rowe
  • 19Price
  • 26Martinez
  • 27Zyro
  • 28Deslandes
  • 35Hunte
  • 48Enobakhare

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forLittleat 69'minutes
  • 4Flint
  • 17Baker
  • 13Golbourne
  • 21Pack
  • 23Bryan
  • 11WagstaffSubstituted forAgardat 66'minutes
  • 9Tomlin
  • 15Freeman
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forWilbrahamat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Little
  • 3Williams
  • 10Agard
  • 14Reid
  • 16Pearce
  • 18Wilbraham
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
17,459

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 1.

Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 1. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Luke Freeman (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Joe Mason.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt blocked. Connor Hunte (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michal Zyro.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Connor Hunte replaces Nathan Byrne.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Bristol City 1. Aden Flint (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Mark Little replaces Adam Matthews.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kieran Agard replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Jonathan Kodjia.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley362011557292871
2Middlesbrough35207847212667
3Brighton361714549341565
4Hull34197848202864
5Derby361612847321560
6Sheff Wed361414850361456
7Cardiff36141394740755
8Ipswich351510104442255
9Birmingham35159114034654
10Preston361213113333049
11QPR361114114342147
12Wolves361210144550-546
13Nottm Forest351112123331245
14Reading351111134141044
15Leeds351014113440-644
16Blackburn351013123532343
17Brentford35127164855-743
18Huddersfield36119164749-242
19Fulham36813155561-637
20Bristol City36910173257-2537
21MK Dons3699183048-1836
22Rotherham36105214059-1935
23Charlton36611193266-3429
24Bolton36414183560-2526
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